Cooking with Rico and Eric: A Tribute to Jacques Pépin

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Cooking with Rico and Eric: A Tribute to Jacques Pépin

Time: July 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Avellino
Street: 502 Main Street
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.avellinorestaurant…
Phone: 508-347-2321
Event Type: cooking, meal, avellino
Organized By: Table 3 Restaurant Group
Latest Activity: Jul 17

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Cooking with Rico and Eric:
A Tribute to Jacques Pépin
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30pm

Jacques Pépin is world renowned as a French born American chef and as the host of popular cooking programs on public television. He has been cooking for 70 years and counting and has written 31 books, enlightening us about French food. He has also taught at Boston University for more than 30 years. Pépin was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, near Lyon. His first exposure to cooking was as a child in his parents' restaurant, Le Pelican. At age thirteen, he began his formal apprenticeship at the distinguished Grand Hotel de L’Europe in his hometown. He subsequently worked in Paris, training under Lucien Diat at the Plaza Athénée. From 1956 to 1958, Pépin was the personal chef to three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle.
Moving to the United States in 1959, Pépin worked first at New York's historic Le Pavillon restaurant and studied at Columbia University, ultimately earning an M.A. degree in 18th-century French literature in 1972. In addition to his multifaceted career as a chef, author, and PBS television pioneer, Pepin was a columnist for The New York Times and writes a quarterly column for Food & Wine. He also is a popular guest on such commercial TV programs as The Today Show and Good Morning America.

Join us and experience how Jacques Pepin has influenced Chef Rico and so many other chefs throughout the years. Enjoy some favorite recipes from this culinary giant and hopefully, bring an idea or two home. This event is $55 per person with wine pairings, or $42 without.* Tax and gratuity are not included. Make your reservations now by calling Avellino at 508-347-2321.

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